© 2015

Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing

Regulatory Aspects and Sustainability Standards of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu


  • Covers sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector

  • Highlights the areas pertaining to the regulatory aspects and sustainability standards applicable to textiles and clothing supply chain

  • Written by experts in the field


Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)

About this book


This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in textiles and clothing sector. The chapters covered in three volumes of this series title cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in textiles and clothing industry. This third volume highlights the areas pertaining to the regulatory aspects and sustainability standards applicable to textiles and clothing supply chain. There are various standards earmarked for measuring the environmental impacts and sustainability of textile products. There are also plenty of certification schemes available along with the index systems applicable to textile sector. Brands and manufactures are also venturing into new developments to achieve sustainable development in textile sector. This third volume addresses all these important aspects.


Corporate Social Responsibility in Textiles Environmental Audits in Textiles Environmental Communication Green Claims of Textiles HIGG Index Organic Certifications in Textiles Regulatory Aspects in Textiles Social Audits in Textiles Sustainable Apparel Coalition Sustainable Textile Production Sustainable Textiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainability ConsultantGlobal Sustainability Services, SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong SAR

About the editors

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He finished his PhD dissertation entitled, “Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags” with 14 scientific peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, 2 patents and 11 conference publications based on his dissertation to his credit. In total, he has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 3 books and 2 book of chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing